Mountain Mint

Plant picture

Plant Information

Taxonomic Name: Pycnanthemum muticum
Common Name: Mountain Mint
Type: Herbaceous Perennial
Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Bloom Time: July to September
Height: 12-36 inches
Light Requirements: Full sun, Morning shade with afternoon sun, Morning sun with afternoon shade
Soil Conditions: Tolerates periodic drought, Average well-drained soil
Flower Color: Pink
Wildlife: Butterflies, Bees
Special Characteristics:
  • Native, aromatic Two-toned plant with chartreuse leaves and powdery silver bracts
  • Pollinator magnet
  • Use leaves to make a mild spearmint tea
  • Sends out runners - aggressive but easy to reign in
  • Control runners mid- summer annually
  • Leave up for winter interest